spraying glue

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by vdegrazia, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. vdegrazia

    vdegrazia Member

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    I use a mixture of 50/50 Elmers glue and water to hold down grown cover, grass, etc.
    My problem is with the spray bottles I have tried. None of the nozzles give a nice even spray. I clean them very thourghly after each use to no avail.
    Any suggestions?
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Most spray bottles don't atomize very well. They are more like "squirters" than "sprayers." An old perfume bottle will have a much better atomizer than the typical spray bottles.
  4. kirkendale

    kirkendale Member

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    It sounds like your are trying to spray the glue. I have used a spray bottle to wet down the area. After it is well dampend I use an old glue bottle with the glue/water mix, capillery action draws the glue mix in. If you have a large area ( I'm in O scale :thumb: ) then a few pennys more for the bottle is wise.
  5. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Ahhh...The never ending search for the perfect spray bottle. I found mine in a Lysol bathtub & tile cleaner bottle. It gives a nice even spray that doesn't "Bunch up" ballast, ground cover, etc. I clean it VERY thoroughly after every use...
  6. Collyn

    Collyn Member

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    I liked the spray bottle woodland scenics sells for their premix glue.
    I found an off brand window cleaner botle that gives an extreamly fine mist.
  7. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    Maybe the problem is causet by the fact that you want to spray a 50/50 ratio mixture, it's too visquous..
    I did some trials and the best result I had was using a smaller amount of glue, like 25 % glue / 75 % water ratio.
  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Biased Turkey (what's your bias??) is right. Even a very good "mister" will sputter if the mixture is too "thick". I use more like a 45/65 mixture and do it twice. More work...less frustration.
  9. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    That's "35" not "45"...